RIVERS, LAKES AND MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN GREECE

10 nights/ 11 days
Ioannina
Ioannina
Ioannina
Acropolis
Plastiras Lake
Description
Highlights: Athens, Acropolis, Peloponese, Kalavrita, Patra, Acheron River, Ioannina, Pamvotis Lake, Konitsa, Zagorochoria, Plastiras Lake
Operating: All year round
Departures: Daily
 

ITINERARY

Day 1: Athens- arrival
Arrive in Athens airport and transfer to the hotel. Half day city tour including a visit of the Acropolis.

Overnight in Athens


Day 2: Athens – Kalavryta- Patra

Breakfast in the hotel

After breakfast at the hotel, departure from Athens towards Peloponnese, and arrive in Diakofto area a small picturesque seaside village of Ahaia. From here, depart with the Odontotos (cog rack railway), (Gauge : 0,75m, this particularity makes Odontotos the narrowest in Europe) passing by the Voraikos gorge, and its greatest length passing through tunnels and bridges in altitudes up 750m
Covering total of 22Km we reach Kalavryta, a picturesque and heroic town that is located at the Helmos Mountain, one of the most beautiful mountains of Greece. Depart from Kalavryta with the bus towards Patra, the capital of Ahaia
Overnight in Patra.


Day 3: Patra-Epirus (Acherontas River –Gliki –Parga)

Breakfast in the hotel

Depart from Patra, leaving Peloponesse by crossing the Rio- Antirio cable-stayed bridge, arrive in Sterea Ellada. Continue toward Epirus, arrive at the village Ammoudia, the estuary of Acherontas River, where in Greek mythology the newly dead souls where passing to the lower world, as Hades ferried them to Acherousia lake and then to the lower world. From Ammoudia village (Optional) take the boats to cross a big part of the legendary river and discover its natural and rare treasures. Continue to the river’s source, and reach Gliki village, which situated amongst beautiful sceneries. Here you can do horse riding, rafting for those who want

Overnight in Parga, one of the most picturesque villages, with small harbours and beautiful beaches


Day 4: Parga –Louros river- Ioannina

Breakfast in the hotel

Departure from Parga, passing by Louros river, arrive in Ioannina, the capital of Epirus.

Overnight in Ioannina


Day 5: Ioannina- Pamvotis Lake

Breakfast in the hotel

Morning tour of Ioannina city, one of the most magnificent towns of Greece. In the afternoon go to Pamvotida lake and take the boat to the islet within the lake, which is the home of Kyra Frosyni, and walk through its scenic alleys


Overnight in Ioannina


Day 6: Ioannina- Paul Vrelli’s wax effigies museum-Perama Caves

Breakfast in the hotel

Visit the famous Paul Vrellis Greek History wax effigies museum, where host wax models inspired by various events from Greek history. Continue with a visit of Perama caves, known for the variety of stalactites and stalagmites

Overnight in Ioannina


Day 7: Zagorochoria- Vikos Gorge- Aristi –Voidomatis - Konitsa

Breakfast in the hotel

Morning drive through the various villages of Zagorochoria, Vikos Gorge, Aristi village, a large town built on the edge of a cave’s rock precisely above the bridge and river of Voidomatis, with its crystal clear waters.

Overnight in Konitsa, a town that lies, amphitheatre-shaped, on a mountain slope of Pindos mountain range



Day 8: Konitsa- Aoos River – Voidimatis river

Breakfast in the hotel

Go to Aoos river and its Bridge, one of the oldest stone bridges and then on to Voidomatis River, and be impressed by the beautiful landscape and the calmness your contact with the nature will give you in combination with the thrills of the extreme sports offered on this area (Optional): kayaking and rafting, horse riding

Overnight in Konitsa


Day 9: Konitsa- Meteora- Plastiras Lake

Breakfast in the hotel

Departure from Konitsa and go to Meteora with its giant rocks and visit the byzantine monasteries built on top of the rocks. Continue to Plastiras lake which is an artificial lake created by the arch dam that is built at the late 50’s
The position has existed since ancient times and river “Tavropos” was flowed slowly over the south to meet river Acheloos

Overnight in Plastiras lake area

 
Day 10: Plastiras Lake – Athens

Breakfast in the hotel

Tour around Plastira lake, and experience the breathtaking scenery of the beautiful lake, surrounded by mountains and then departure towards Athens

Overnight in Athens


Day 11: departure

Breakfast in the hotel and then transfer to the airport for your flight back home

 

 

INCLUDED SERVICES

Accommodation

  • 2 nights in Athens city center hotel, on the selected board type (BB.  HB or FB)
  • 1 night in Patra on the selected board type (BB.  HB or FB)
  • 1 night in Parga on the selected board type (BB.  HB or FB)
  • 3 nights in Ioannina on the selected board type (BB.  HB or FB)
  • 2 nights in Konitsa on the selected board type (BB.  HB or FB)
  • 1 night in Karditsa- Plastiras Lake on the selected board type (BB.  HB or FB)

Transfers

  • R/T Athens Airport transfers with private coach and escort/ assistance
  • Private coach transfers throughout the program including all mentioned guided tours and visits

 

Licensed Guide service of the selected language

  • Licensed Guide service throughout the program


BETIS TRAVEL assistance


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